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Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman & More Team on New Film Series WE THE ECONOMY
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock's Cinelan today announced the full cast of over 80 actors, artists and thought leaders who have joined world-renowned directors and leading economic advisors in the groundbreaking new series WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss. (more...)

Sarah Litzsinger and Kate Reinders to Bring TASTiSKANK to 54 Below, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

After spending some time on opposite coasts, the artists jointly known as TASTiSKANK- Broadway's Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast, Amour) and Kate Reinders (Wicked, Gypsy) are bringing their sexy back to 54 Below on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. Doors at 11. (more...)

STORYSTOCK Returns to the Bush Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

STORYSTOCK, the travelling story circus, returns to the Bush Theatre from 28th to 30th October 2014. Storystock is a storytelling festival for children (3-11) and their families, which launched at the Bush Theatre in autumn 2013. Last year's debut festival attracted nearly 2,000 visitors in 3 days. (more...)

Programme Set for Mimetic Festival 2014, Running Nov 18-29 at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Mimetic Festival 2014's programme has gone live and a wealth of cutting-edge theatre and cabaret will soon be lighting up the dark tunnels of the Vaults. (more...)

Will Swenson's Return to Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Will Swenson will now return to Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES a few days later than originally anticipated, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Coming to The Paramount Theatre, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Seattle as part of the KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at The Paramount Theatre from October 21 - 26, 2014. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Author to Pen Disney's New Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Stephen Chbosky, who wrote the cult YA novel THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and helmed/directed its film adaptation, has signed on to write a new draft of Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE Beast. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tour Starring Jillian Butterfield as Belle
by Kathy Strain - Sep 29, 2014

BEAUTY AND THE Beast has been entertaining audiences all over the world with the wonderful costumes, stages and music. In order for this show to get out on the road, it takes a very talented performer to portray Belle in this beloved Disney classic. Jillian Butterfield has recently been cast as Belle in the new tour that recently got underway visiting many cities in the United States. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

Japanese Version of ALADDIN Will Open in Tokyo in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company just announced the first international production of Disney's Aladdin, the smash Broadway musical comedy. Performances will begin in May 2015 at The Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. (more...)

STORYSTOCK Returns To Bush Theatre, October 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

STORYSTOCK, the travelling story circus, returns to the Bush Theatre from 28th to 30th October 2014. Storystock is a storytelling festival for children (3-11) and their families, which launched at the Bush Theatre in autumn 2013. Last year's debut festival attracted nearly 2,000 visitors in 3 days. (more...)

FROZEN, ALADDIN & More Set for 'NOW That's What I Call Disney 3', Out 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

NOW That's What I Call Music! and Walt Disney Records have once again teamed up for a special NOW album collection showcasing beloved Disney music classics. NOW That's What I Call Disney 3 will be released on CD and digitally on Monday, October 27. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera and Jerry Mitchell Set for GMHC's A PART OF OUR WORLD Cabaret Honoring Terrence McNally Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) honors Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally, whose art and activism have profoundly affected the visibility and understanding of HIV/AIDS. (more...)

MCT Presents Reading of THE BOY INSIDE, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

True to its mission of nurturing local theatre artists, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series staged reading of THE BOY INSIDE, by Wisconsin playwright Richard Kalinoski on Oct. 13. Leda Hoffmann directs a cast of nine Milwaukee favorites including Doug Clemons, Di'Monte Henning, Carrie Hitchcock, Karl Iglesias, Dan Katula, Ryan Schabach, Deborah Staples, Noah Totzke and Tami Workentin. (more...)

VIDEO: Tweedy Releases New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

On the heels of the release of Tweedy's debut albumSukierae (dBpm Records), Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer have teamed up with Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman to present a hilarious commentary on the state of the declining music industry in their new video for the song “Low Key.' Check out the video here! (more...)

New Play Premieres with Cast of 10 Teenagers at Theatre Centre
by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2014

Why Not Theatre proudly presents Suburban Beast's world premiere production of Concord Floral, a new play written by acclaimed young playwright Jordan Tannahill. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Rutger Hauer Joins Cast of ABC's GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

According to Deadline, Rutger Hauer (Floris) has signed on for a recurring role in ABC's new musical fairytale comedy series GALAVANT. (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

D23 spoke with star of La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming produciton of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, about why he was drawn to the project and the role of 'Frollo' and what to expect from the premiere. Scroll down for some excerpts from the interview! (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter(Violet). It is be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). Check out a first look at the opening night party. (more...)

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S 'Le Nouvel Hippodrome, Paris 1977' Rare Concert Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Much to the excitement of Captain Beefheart fans worldwide, Gonzo Multimedia just released on DBL CD a rare live recording of the Captain in concert at the Le Nouvel Hippodrome in Paris on November 19, 1977! (more...)

BWW Recap: KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marie Marsh Breaks Down BIG BROTHER Finale
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 25, 2014

If you follow Ellyn Marie Marsh (@ellynmarsh) on Twitter, there are a few things that you probably know about her. 1) She is an original and current memeber of the cast of Tony-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. 2) She is darn funny, AND she can belt like nobody's business (your evidence). 3) She loves her some BIG BROTHER! Therefore, we thought it only appropriate that we ask Ellyn to join the BWW TV World family and recap last night's season finale of BIG BROTHER 16! Between watching during intermission of KINKY BOOTS (while wearing her mullet wig) and battling an uncoopoerative DVR, she gave us all of the insight and snark one would expect. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Tour - Ryan Everett Wood
by Kathy Strain - Sep 25, 2014

BEAUTY AND THE Beast is one of Disney's beloved tales of destiny and love. Ryan Everett Wood plays the role of The Beast in this newly reimagined tour and Broadway World recently caught up with him as he was busy rehearsing in preparation for the tour to begin. He shared some of his feelings about the show and what audiences can expect in this new touring production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is to star in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall. Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday 25 October. Next Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose critically acclaimed production of In The Heights was a sold-out smash hit at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

The CW Reveals Storylines for ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The CW reveals upcoming storylines for ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, Saturday, October 4th. (more...)

Hasbro to Develop New Dolls Based on Disney Princesses and Hit Film FROZEN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Global branded play leader Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) today announced a new strategic merchandising relationship with Disney Consumer Products for the globally popular Disney Princess and Frozen properties. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin Visits ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 24, 2014

The LEGENDARY Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was in the house last night at Disney's hit production of ALADDIN on Broadway and after the show posed with the excited cast -- and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the magic moment (no lamp required!). (more...)

Andromeda Oleastro Releases New Romance Novel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

POOLESVILLE, Md (more...)

Adam Mansbach to Release Sequel to GO THE F**K TO SLEEP - YOU HAVE TO F**KING EAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

From Adam Mansbach, the author of the international best seller Go the F**k to Sleep, comes the long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Lindsay Lohan's First SPEED-THE-PLOW Performance Draws Mixed Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

According to reports by the Daily Mail and the Daily Beast, Lindsay Lohan's first Speed-the-Plow preview tonight, September 24, at the Playhouse Theatre was marked by line flubs, wardrobe malfunctions, and the audience's laughter at -- not necessarily with -- the star. (more...)

4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER with McArdle, Prince, McKechnie & McGovern Sets 3 City Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Broadway's leading ladies Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Maureen McGovern in a holiday presentation of 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. This evening of song, dance, and laughter starring award winning Broadway, film, TV and recording artists and with music direction by John McDaniel will play The Bushnell's Belding Theater on December 1; The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on December 2 and 710 Main Theatre in Buffalo on December 3. 4 GIRLS 4 is presented by producers Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray. (more...)

Why Not Theatre to Present CONCORD FLORAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Why Not Theatre presents Suburban Beast's world premiere production of Concord Floral, a new play written by acclaimed young playwright Jordan Tannahill. (more...)

2014 IVEY AWARDS Honor Illusion Theater Directors, Tyler Michaels and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

For the first time in the Iveys' 10-year history, two people will share the Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris, co-producing directors of Illusion Theater, were honored at the celebration of Twin Cities theater on September 22 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Versatile actor-singer-dancer-improviser Tyler Michaels received the Emerging Artist Award. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/22- Marc Kudisch
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Marc Kudisch! Kudisch was nominated for the Tony Award first for the role of Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations as well), and then for Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Outer Critics nomination as well). His other Broadway roles include The Proprietor in Assassins (Drama Desk nomination), Jeff Moss in Bells Are Ringing, Jackie in The Public Theatre's production of The Wild Party, Chauvelin in the 3rd incarnation of The Scarlet Pimpernel, George Kittredge in High Society, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (more...)

BADD DIMES & IBRANOVSKI to Release 'Bone', 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Continuing on Smash The House's impeccable ear for bringing forth new talent to the masses, Badd Dimes & Ibranovski present 'Bone', set for release on the label September 22nd. (more...)

Bryan Singer on Board to Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

According to Deadline, Bryan Singer has finalized a deal to direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, the fourth installment in Fox's franchise. Simon Kinberg is finishining the script. (more...)

BWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Raindy Rainbow was there for the big event. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

The Dio to Present Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA, 10/3-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Dio - Dining and Entertainment, Livingston County's only professional theatre company, is excited to announce their upcoming production of Frank Wildhorn's Dracula The Musical! (more...)

Marine Corps Combat Veteran and Spartan Races Endorse Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Creams
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

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Kathleen Marshall's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Starring Beth Malone, Opens Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production began previews on September 12 and opens tonight, September 19, in The Stage Theatre. It will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to the Orpheum Theater, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Omaha Friday, October 24, through Sunday, October 26. Tickets starting at $35 are now on sale at Ticket Omaha* for the four performances at the Orpheum Theater.** The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. (more...)

RAINBOW BEAST Releases Album 'Tales From the Monstrosity Scrolls'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Imagine if Yo Gabba Gabba and Tim Burton started a DIY, punk rock theater with The Flaming Lips as the house band, and you'll get some sense of Rainbow Beast. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT FIFTY on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Begins Tonight at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, October 1 through October 26, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, October 5, at 7:00pm. (more...)

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